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Exhibit a 4

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Supporting document (Exhibit A-4) to Appellant’s notice of appeal against a Decision Notice issued by the Information Commissioner, in accordance with rule 22 of the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009. Concerns requests for information made to Humberside police to obtain the number of times the phrase "YOU CANT MAKE ME" appeared in police officers witness statements. Humberside Police relied on section 14(1) (vexatious requests) of FOIA.

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Exhibit a 4

  1. 1. IN THE FIRST-TIER TRIBUNAL GENERAL REGULATORY CHAMBER (INFORMATION RIGHTS) APPEAL: EA/2017/0161 BETWEEN: Appellant and THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER Respondent EXHIBIT A-4 Civilian members of police staff impersonating police officers
  2. 2. 25 February 2017 On the morning of 22 December 2015 two people who I suspect (it is pretty much confirmed) falsely claimed they were the police hammered persistently on my door and coerced me into attending court in relation to case 16AY0283715. I was imprisoned and told while awaiting the hearing that I would have access to the duty solicitor. I was handcuffed and led to the kangaroo court without seeing a solicitor where I was wrongfully convicted by Deputy District Judge Andrew Pascoe. I have been unable to establish the identity of the two people but after a third attempt using Freedom of Information I am satisfied that the two people are likely to be Warrant Officers employed by Humberside police who are civilian members of police staff. Both were male. The younger, who I suspect led me to believe they were police officers, was estimated to have been between 25 and 35 whilst the older probably between 50 and 60. The door would not ordinarily have been opened and only answered because I expected it would be broken down having been misinformed that they were police officers. Given that the impostors were indiscreet and that in any event I was not guilty and had been stitched up, I considered it would be better to get them out of the common part of the apartment block away from neighbours and deal with them outside. On reflection, being exposed to whole apartment complex when outside the situation worsened regarding privacy. The impostors were no less discrete as one discussed the matter on the phone presumably with the police, court or whoever and so it was desirable to get them further out of the way. The older one physically dragged me by my clothing to his car and coerced me into it when I took the initiative to distance myself and the impostors from neighbours. The other continued his telephone conversation outside of the car a mere few metres from the windows of several ground floor neighbours. Intending to deceive someone by impersonating a police officer is a punishable offence and liable to a maximum prison sentence of 6 months, a fine or both under Section 90 of the Police Act 1996. Humberside police Telephoned 27/2/2017 (Sergeant Blake)
  3. 3. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS Humberside Police Professional Standards Branch Police Headquarters, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF. Switchboard: 101 Tel: 01482 578335 Fax: 01482 305004 This matter is being dealt with by: Professional Standards Branch psb@humberside.pnn.police.uk www.humberside.police.uk IX/229/17/SAS 13 March 2017 Mr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN Dear Mr This letter is in relation to Humberside Police Log 196 of 26th February 2017. The log details how you wanted to complain about two people who you said falsely claimed they were police when they arrested you in December 2015. The information within the log has been reviewed. It has already been recorded as a complaint, reference number CO/1/17. A decision was made that this would be disapplied and would not be investigated, you appealed this decision to the Independent Police Complaints Commission who did not uphold your appeal. You were sent a letter from Harpreet Sahota of the IPCC dated 13th February 2017 making you aware of this. In her letter Miss Sahota made you aware that if you had any questions or needed more information you could contact her, her details were on the letter which you were sent. As such, this is a repetitious compliant and this will not be recorded again as a complaint. If you are not happy with my decision you can appeal to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, I have enclosed a document advising you of this process. You have 29 days within which to make your appeal to the IPCC. You are advised to post your appeal in good time to ensure it reaches the IPCC before the end of the 29th day. The 29th day is 11th April 2017. Appeals received after 29 days may not be allowed unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  4. 4. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS You might want to consider using guaranteed next-day delivery post service to ensure that your appeal is received within time. Yours sincerely,
  5. 5. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Making a complaint against the police, a Police and Crime Commissioner or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime IPCC Office Use Only Completing the form Please use BLOCK CAPITALS when completing this form. If you have any difficulties in filling out this form, and would like to discuss it please call 101. If you would like someone to act on your behalf (perhaps a friend or relative) please provide their details and your written permission for them to act on your behalf and submit this with your form. Your details (complainant) Title: e.g. Mr, Miss, Mrs, Ms (Mr) First name: Surname: Date of birth: . . Address: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Postcode: DN Work telephone N/A Home telephone number N/A Mobile telephone number: N/A Email: @gmail.com
  6. 6. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Who are you complaining about? Please give the details of who you are complaining about – for example the police force / Police and Crime Commissioner or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Police force For complaints against the police please give us any details you might have about the officer(s) you would like to make a complaint against: Name, rank, ID and any other identifier: Detective Chief Inspector Craig Scaife Name, rank, ID and any other identifier: ……………………………………………… If you know the police station that the officer/s work from, please give details: Grimsby police station (Assume) What is your complaint about? Please describe the circumstances that have led to your complaint? Include details of: At this stage we only require a summary of your complaint, but you may attach additional information if necessary. Please use the space provided on the last page of this form. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… On 25 February 2017 I reported a crime; I believe the crime number/log is 196 of 26th February 2017. I have a letter from Humberside Police dated 13 March 2017. It is evident from the contents of the letter that the force has improperly dealt with my crime report and treated it as if it were a complaint submitted under the Police Reform Act 2002. • Who was involved? • What was said and done • Where the incident took place • When the incident took place • If there was any damage or injury • Any other people who witnessed the incident • Details of any witness
  7. 7. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Signature and date The details of this complaint will be sent to the appropriate authority responsible for considering your complaint. Please sign and date to confirm the information you have provided is correct: Signature Date 16 May 2017
  8. 8. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS Humberside Police Professional Standards Branch Police Headquarters, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF. Switchboard: 101 Tel: 01482 578348 Fax: 01482 305004 This matter is being dealt with by: IO 3091 Fletcher Professional Standards psb@humberside.pnn.police.uk www.humberside.police.uk IX/00578/17 2 June 2017 Mr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN Dear Mr Non-Recording of Complaint The letter is in relation to the complaint you made on 16th May 2017 to the IPCC and which you reported to the police on 26th February 2017 under log 196 regarding warrant officers impersonating police officers. This matter was passed to the Professional Standards Branch with a view to deciding whether or not the matter should be recorded as a complaint against the police in accordance with the Police Reform Act. You have referred to two police warrant officers who detained you for failing to appear at court and have now stated you wished this matter to be recorded as a Crime as opposed to an actual complaint against the police. The call taker at the time the log was recorded explained to you that the warrant officers are provided with powers of arrest and are police employees, but you stated you wished to persist with your complaint (CO/1/17). You have acknowledged in your letter to Sally Banks within PSB dated 1st February, 2017 that you had subsequently learned and therefore understood that Police members of staff held designated powers to execute certain warrants as designated by the courts. Therefore these officers were going about their lawful business and their actions will not be recorded as a crime and you appear to acknowledge and understand why that is. Furthermore, you are aware that because the incident was in excess of a year old, your original complaint on this same aspect was disapplied. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS
  9. 9. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS I have therefore made the decision not to formally record your complaint because it is a repetition of the matter you previously complained of. If you are not happy with the decision you can appeal to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Enclosed is a document advising you of this process. You have 29 days within which to make your appeal to the IPCC. You are advised to post your appeal in good time to ensure it reaches the IPCC before the end of the 29th day. The 29th day is 1st July, 2017. Appeals received after 29 days may not be allowed unless there are exceptional circumstances. You might want to consider using guaranteed next-day delivery post service to ensure that your appeal is received within time. RESTRICTED - INVESTIGATIONS
  10. 10. Appealing against a complaint not being recorded The IPCC must receive your appeal within 28 days commencing on the day after the date of the letter you have received from the police. This includes the time your appeal spends in the post. This form is also available online; completing the form online will speed up this process. Alternatively, please fill in and return this form as instructed at the bottom of the form. ____________________________________________________ If there is anything which makes it difficult for you to use this service, for example if English is not your first language or you have a disability; please contact the IPCC using the contact details at the end of this form. Alternatively, please use the space below to tell us how we might help to make things easier for you. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please give the name of the appropriate authority your complaint was about. Humberside Police ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...... If you have received a letter from the appropriate authority telling you that they will not be recording your complaint, please give the date of that letter. 2 June 2017 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...... ___________________________________________________ Please tick the appropriate box: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other (please specify) …………………………… First name: (Please write clearly) …………………………………………………………….. Last name: (Please write clearly) …………………………………………………………… Date of birth: ……… / / ……………………………………………………………………….
  11. 11. Your address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. , ……………………………………………………………….Postcode: ……………………DN Daytime telephone number: Evening telephone number: 0 …. ………………………………. Email address: Date you made your complaint: @gmail.com…………… 16/05/2017 ____________________________________________________ Who did you make your complaint to, for example, the police, the IPCC, or another organisation? Humberside Police …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Please provide brief details of the complaint that you made. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary. Humberside police has made a decision not to formally record my complaint because it considers it to be a repetition of the matter I previously complained of. Humberside police is misconceived because I have never made a complaint about Detective Chief Inspector Scaife nor have I ever made a complaint of this nature. My complaint was about Detective Chief Inspector Scaife abusing the provisions for dealing with complaints under the Police Reform Act 2002. I had reported a crime, which I submitted on Humberside police’s website as opposed to making a complaint but the force erroneously dealt with it as if it were a complaint submitted under the Police Reform Act 2002. My complaint does not concern the warrant officers in any respect therefore can not be repetitious. Apparently irrelevant but nevertheless twisting the facts Detective Chief Inspector Scaife states that I referred to the warrant officers who detained me and have now stated I wished the matter to be recorded as a Crime as opposed to an actual complaint against the police. There is no apparent reason for this to be an issue. I had submitted a complaint about the police on a prescribed complaint form and because the force was able to exploit the Police Reform Act 2002 to avoid
  12. 12. dealing with the matter I reported the impersonation of a police officer as a crime on the facility to report a crime on the force’s website. Detective Chief Inspector Scaife refers to the conversation between myself and Sergeant Blake on 27 February 2017, in response to the crime I had reported on the force’s website. Here he asserts (Scaife) that I had stated that I wished to persist with my complaint (CO/1/17). Considering the conversation was in relation to the crime I had reported it is only logical that it was the crime I had reported which I wished was persisted with (not complaint). In any event, it would have made absolutely no sense to have stated that I would wish to persist with my complaint (CO/1/17) as the IPCC had concluded the matter by 13 February 2017 which was two weeks before the conversation took place. Detective Chief Inspector Scaife next refers to the representations I was asked to make regarding why my complaint was made two weeks outside the 12 month time limits. He exploits the admission I made that I had been informed that all warrant Officers are Civilian Members of Police Staff with designated powers to execute certain Warrants as designated by the Courts (eventually learned 15 December 2016). I’m not certain of the relevance of this but guess, from the following paragraph (Scaife’s letter), that as well as having designated powers to execute certain Warrants, the force considers these Civilian Members of Police are also permitted in law to present themselves as police officers. Although this is not strictly relevant to this appeal, for what it’s worth, I would argue that a warrant Officer would be breaking the law by claiming they were the police as opposed to working for the police or the court. Detective Chief Inspector Scaife then refers completely without relevance to the complaint being disapplied. Please tell the IPCC why you would like to appeal about the way your complaint was handled by ticking the appropriate box. The appropriate authority did not make a decision about whether to record my complaint. The appropriate authority did not record my complaint. The appropriate authority did not forward my complaint to the appropriate authority involved (this does not apply if your complaint is about a contractor). ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  13. 13. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… If you have any evidence or information to support your appeal, for example photos or letters, please list below. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please note that the information you provide relating to an appeal will be passed to the appropriate authority involved. ____________________________________________________ Signature of the person making this appeal: Date: 03/06/2017
  14. 14. Our reference number: 2017/085998 PSD reference number: IX/58/17 Mr' . ( 1 D 7 July 2017 Dear Mr • I independent annibynnol PO Box 473 Sale M33 oBW Blwch Post 473 Sale M33 oBW Tel/Ff6n: 0300 020 0096 Fax/Ffacs: 0207166 3306 Text relay/Cyfnewid Testun: 18001 02071663000 Email/E-bost: enquiries@ipcc.gsLgov.uk Web/Gwefan: www.ipcc.gov.uk This letter is about your appeal against Humberside Police which we received on 16 June 2017. We are independent of the police. Our role is to look at whether your complaint should have been recorded. When making my decision I have to see: • if the chief officer or appropriate authority failed to make a decision? • if the chief officer or appropriate authority failed to notify the correct appropriate authority? • if the matter/s you raised should have been recorded as a complaint? After looking at all the information available I have upheld your appeal. My letter to you will consider each point: 1. Did the chief officer or appropriate authority fail to make a decision? No, Humberside Police's Professional Standard Department (PSD) reviewed your complaint dated 16 May 2017 and wrote to you on 02 June 2017 to notify you of their decision not to record your complaint. Not Upheld 2. Did the chief officer or appropriate authority fail to notify the appropriate authority? No, Humberside Police's PSD is the appropriate authority. Mae'r IPCCyn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg
  15. 15. Not Upheld 3. Should the matterls you raised have been recorded as a complaint? When a complaint is made to a chief officer or appropriate authority, they have a duty to record any complaint about the conduct (behaviour) of a person serving with the police or a contractor. The law allows the chief officer or appropriate authority not to record a complaint where certain statutory exceptions are met. I have reviewed your complaint dated 16 May 2017 and have decided that the matters you raise are required to be recorded. It is important to highlight that in reaching my decision I have considered all of the material and comments provided. Where a document or comment has not been specifically referred to, it has not been considered. In your complaint email dated 16 May 2017, referenced 1X/58/17, you allege that you reported a crime on 25 February 2017. The letter dated 13 March 2017 from Humberside police demonstrates that the force have improperly dealt with the crime report by treating it as if it were a complaint. In PSD's letter to you dated 02 June 2017, they state that your complaint dated 16 May 2017 was not recorded on the ground that it is repetitious of your previous complaint CO/1/17 which was subsequently disapplied. For clarity, IPCC Statutory guidance states that a complaint is repetitive when it contains substantially the same allegations and has been recorded and an outcome provided in line with the Police Reform Act. Please note that a repetitious complaint is one which: is substantially the same as a previous complaint or conduct matter, even if it is made by someone other than the original complainant, or concerns substantially the same conduct as a previous conduct matter; contains no new allegations which significantly affect the case; contains no new evidence to support the complaint. Having reviewed your previous complaint reference CO/1/17, you have alleged that two Humberside police warrant officers have impersonated police officers. It appears that the allegation made in your new complaint dated 16 May 2017 (1X/578/17) is regarding the handling of your crime report as a complaint (CO/1/17). As such the allegations are concerning different officers and thus cannot be considered to be repetitive. Therefore, your appeal is upheld on this basis. Humberside Police's PSD are directed to record your complaint made within your complaint form dated 16 May 2017.
  16. 16. Upheld Humberside Police's PSD will contact you about the above actions. Please contact them directly if you do not hear from them within 28 days You are not able to appeal my decision. However, if you have any questions or need more information about my decision please contact me. My details are at the end of this letter. The paperwork you have sent us has been electronically copied. The original papers will be securely destroyed in line with our policy. If you would like your papers returned, please can you let us know within 21 days of the date of this letter. We will then return them by standard delivery post. Yours sincerely Sadaf Yousaf Assessment Analyst Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Tel: 0121 6733766 Ernail: sadaf.yousaf@ipcc.gsLgov.uk www.ipcc.gov.uk Find the IPCC's guidance on handling complaints here: http://www. ipcc.gov. uklpage/statutory-g uidance
  17. 17. CO/00520/17 NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Humberside Police Professional Standards Branch Police Headquarters Priory Road HU5 5SF Tel No: 01482 578343 Fax No: 01482 305004 Switchboard: 101 This matter is being dealt with by: Caseworker Mrs S. Banks psb@humberside.pnn.police.uk www.humberside.police.uk 01 August 2017 Mr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Dear Mr May I refer to the complaint which you made on 16 May 2017 about the conduct of an officer from this Force. This matter has been formally recorded under the Police Reform Act 2002 as amended by the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2011. I enclose a copy of the complaint as it has been recorded for your information. The file has been passed to a caseworker who will do some initial evidence gathering in relation to your complaint before it is forwarded to an investigating officer. You will be informed in due course as to who the investigating officer will be. This process would normally be completed within 28 days however if there is any further delay you will be updated accordingly. Should you change your address before the completion of the enquiry, I would ask you to notify this office at the above address as soon as possible, to enable us to keep you updated with the progress of the enquiry. Yours sincerely, NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED
  18. 18. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Professional Standards Branch Complainant Report Case Reference CO/00520/17 Case Recorded 01/08/17 COMPLAINANT Title Surname Forenames Mr Address Grimsby North East Lincolnshire ALLEGATION(S) No Recorded Type Location Allegation Allegation Result 1 01/08/17 Other neglect or failure in duty The complainant states he contacted the Police wishing to report a Crime committed by Police Staff Warrant Officers purporting to be Police Officers who had arrested him, but the Police wrongly recorded a Complaint Against Police instead of raising a Crime Report in respect of persons impersonating police officers.
  19. 19. CO/00520/17 NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED Humberside Police Professional Standards Branch Police Headquarters Priory Road HU5 5SF Tel No: 01482 578343 Fax No: 01482 305004 Switchboard: 101 This matter is being dealt with by: Sally Banks psb@humberside.pnn.police.uk www.humberside.police.uk Mr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Dear Mr You were contacted a short time ago in relation to your complaint that was formally recorded with Professional Standards. I am writing to inform you that the matter is still being progressed with the caseworker. You will be informed within 28 days as to who the investigating officer will be or if there is to be a further delay. Should you change your address before the completion of the enquiry, I would ask you to notify this office at the above address as soon as possible, to enable us to keep you updated with the progress of the enquiry. I apologise for the delay Yours sincerely NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED
  20. 20. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED CO/00520/17 Humberside Police Professional Standards Branch Police Headquarters Priory Road Hull HU5 5SF Tel: 01482 578343 Fax No: 01482 305004 Switchboard: 101 This matter is being dealt with by: Sally Banks psb@humberside.pnn.police.uk www.humberside.police.uk 5 September 2017 Mr Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN Dear Mr With reference to the complaint you made on 16 May 2017 about the conduct of an officer from Humberside Police. I am writing to update you that your complaint has been formally recorded under the Police Reform Act 2002 as amended by the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2012. I have included a copy of how your complaint has been recorded. This is a brief summary of your complaint and will not necessarily cover all the details that you have provided us with. Having assessed the complaint it has come to my attention that this complaint is considered to be vexatious and an abuse of process. With regard to being vexatious the IPCC states "Complaints about the decision not to record a matter as a crime will not usually amount to an abuse of procedure or constitute a vexatious complaint. A complainant might legitimately believe a crime has been committed- after all, they reported the matter to the police and the complaint is that an officer has made an incorrect decision. A person questions an officer's decision not to record a matter as a crime, but does not formally complain. The person receives a thorough explanation why the decision followed force policy (for example, the matter is one which the force will never record). If the person then makes a subsequent complaint that the officer was wrong for not recording the crime, that complaint is vexatious." NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED
  21. 21. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED With regard to the abuse of the complaints system, the IPCC state "Where there is or has been a manipulation or misuse of the complaints system to initiate or progress a complaint which, in all the circumstances of the particular case, should not have been made or should not be allowed to continue.' On 26/02/17 you telephoned the police claiming the warrant officers arresting you were impersonating police officers. At the time the call-taker explained that the officers concerned were warranted by the Chief Constable and possessed the correct powers to arrest you. As such they were carrying out their lawful police duties and there could be no cohesive suggestion a crime had been committed. Being made aware of this you made a further complaint that you were not actually making a complaint against the police but reporting a crime. However the Log clearly states that having had this explained to you by the contact officer, you wished to complain anyway. In these circumstances I am considering whether to seek authority to disapply your complaint. This means the complaint can be dealt with in any manner deemed appropriate, which on this occasion would mean that no investigation would take place and the file would be closed. However, prior to making a final decision whether or not to disapply your complaint I invite you to make any representations as to why you believe that your complaint should be investigated. Please make any representations within 29 days from the date of this letter. If representations are made these will be considered and you will be updated as to whether your complaint will be disapplied or dealt with. If you do not make any representations within 29 days from the date of this letter a disapplication will be applied for and a decision made as to whether any action will be taken with regards to your complaint. Again you will be updated with this decision. NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

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